Sunday, September 17, 2006

Censorship at YouTube of Blogger "Less People, Less Idiots"

Around April I found a fun blog called Less People, Less Idiots, with the host Rev. Billy Bob Gisher. The posts were an enjoyable blend of satire and thought provoking points centering on current events. This poignant and very personal post about racism struck me especially. Other posts had me in stitches, like Arnold Schwarzenegger's dating tips.

The points are subtle and the satire divine, but after all, the blog is run by a Reverend. Unfortunately this post doesn't end yet. Shortly after I found out about Less People, Less Idiots, Rev. Gisher began producing satirical videos. His traffic went way up - videos get more attention than plain text posts, but some of the attention, in this case, turned out to be negative. On several occasions, the Reverend has seen his videos banned from hosting services like Google Video, Yahoo Video and YouTube.com, and recently YouTube and Yahoo have both banned and deleted his account entirely claiming his videos were pornographic. The ones I have seen were no worse than an MTV video, and Rev. Gisher has documented that there are countless videos on YouTube, etc. which go much further, and are not banned. Videos which, coincidentally, are corporate sponsered.

It looks like something is going on here, and Rev. Gisher has been documenting this in great detail at his site. If you would like to lend him moral support in his fight against censorship and for freedom of speech, please stop by and add your name to the list of bloggers from the left and right who have chosen to stand by him:
Youtube Bans Gisher's Entire Account

5 comments:

rev. billy bob gisher ©2005 said...

i only hope i truly live up to this flattering piece. thanks for the props and spreading the word. it's going to take a bunch of help and time to pull this one out.

Doug said...

Thanks for letting us know. Sounds like the Ed Meese doctrine applies.

Minka said...

Mybe there are a ocuple of by-laws he didnæt read?!
A Charming guest appearance today. Childishly done and all. *nods head*

G said...

Nice star turn for S.A.C.A.D.A. at Waking Ambrose today. Thanks for this link, I'll go lend whatever support I can. His post on his grandson was beautfiul indeed.

April Girl said...

Indie Thank YOU for the warm welcome! I'm happy to be back, even if for a short while! I have so much catching up to do! I wonder why I procrastinate! : ( Sorry about the Reverend. I read the post on racism, beautiful indeed.